I don't know about an axe to grind, it does seem weird that everything they ate seemed to be bland. Iv'e eaten there more times then I can remember and everything time the food is flavorful, well cooked, and timely. My wife and I often go to Hal's because other north hills restaurants are lacking in originality and taste. Two things Hals is not lacking. I would absolutely recommend Hal's to anyone who is looking for good food a great atmosphere and nice people.
Wow! I couldn't disagree more. This reviewer clearly has some type of axe to grind. As someone who has enjoyed Hal's food for several years, I suggest you give the place a try for yourself.
I grew us with Mama Ros, she has always been selfless, caring and generous to an extreme. I cannot tell you how wonderful it makes me feel to know other love her as much as I do.
If you can give up a Starbucks this week to help these great people, believe me, they will pay your generosity forward 10 time or more.
This use to be a great restaurant. If you want to go to a place where your food is cold, wait time to be served is long and the owner blames the crowd on her inability to pay attention to details - then this is the place for you. I watched the owner chat with a friend for at least 30-45 minutes. i sw my food up on the warning tray. Seems that they screwed up my husband's order but left my up to be served. Mine was cold. My husband did not get his and the owner had the gall to whine and say that she had a large party upstairs. Guess the small parties don't count. Will NEVER go back!!
this was, quite seriously, an experience so terrible that it became more funny than aggravating, all things considered.... the evening before the 4th of July, less than half the tables seated: 40 minutes to get drinks. more than an hour beyond that for food. in 2+ hours we saw a waitress 3 times, to the point where i finally went to the bar to get our check for a table of 4. when this finally happened, minutes later, the waitress *threw* the check at me. the manager couldn't bring himself to offer so much as an apology---too proud to admit what was clearly abysmal service (as he couldn't even offer an adequate explanation for it). i cannot think of a worse dining experience in this city, after 8 years of living here, & that's saying something.
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You didn't get desert?! It's heavenly.
My experience has been that Round Corner is straddling the style side of the line much more than the speed side. I was there last Tuesday the 12th for the first time in a year+ and was reminded why it has been so long and why it will longer until my next visit. While the place was fairly busy it was not chaotic but the bartenders and servers struggled to keep up from what I simply honestly have to call ineptitude. If there was chaos it was behind the bar and it showed with many disappointed patrons. I sat at the bar as Ms Fitzgerald herself argued with two 60+ women who came to the bar looking to pay their bill after not seeing their waitress for 15-20 minutes. Ms Fitzgerald told them they were 'exaggerating' about the wait. Maybe they were but I do know that I and members of my party experienced very similar waits. While Ms Fitzgerald did comp the older ladies a round, after they left she spent some time ridiculing them in open earshot of the bar patrons. Drinks coming fast? I think not. Nothing came fast in my experience at the Round Corner except for the employees complaints and commentary about their customers.
Definitely not worth it. The menu online gives no prices, and the entrees are NOT $20 - $30 as stated in this article. They are $50 - $60. The food was good, but be warned - if you want atmosphere to go with your $60 entree, you'd better REQUEST DOWNSTAIRS! Otherwise you can have your anniversary dinner in a small room in front of large televisions. Who knew? And the staff will definitely not accommodate your request for a more romantic spot - even if they know it is your tenth anniversary! Wow. Should have walked out.
Sounds like a wonderful family project!
Menu prices that rival the cost of symphony tickets and food that is "far from uniformly impressive" ?? I'll pass.................
Loved this place, the food was very good and the atmosphere was nice. However they changed their menu and took off a lot of their best stuff (the stuff that kept us coming back!) and we weren't as satisfied with the options (its a small menu to start with). So we have not returned since that last visit, and it was shaping up to be our go to place!
went there for dinne,rfood was horrible, but the management was worse my husband had two bites of the chicken fried steak witch looked like pig sloop i would not serve it to my dog. the manager lisa said i will take half off ,i said he didnt even eat but two bites she was roud didnt ask could i get you anything else , her comment was if your not comming back pay your bill and leave,I dont mind paying $$$ for aq good meal but throwing money away on food you dont even eat because there is blood dripping out of it and is slimmy is rediculous.and later came to find out this is a owner of the establisment is awful,ive worked in the food industry for 25 years and never came across an owner who would think this is acceptable.horrible
hats off City Paper, you hit the nail right on the head, regarding your review of the food. Overpriced & not that good. 1 star.
Yikes, apparently i have misrepresented my employer. This is Kristin K. NOT Yimmy's Deli, where i currently work. I didnt realize using the work computer would link up comments here to the work facebook account. I dislike Del's, the deli has nothing to do with that.
anorganicfarmer, you have no understanding of PCFA. It is an organization of farmers by farmers for farmers. The founding members are farmers, the board members are all farmers. The farmers bring their product together and organize it to sell to restaurants and consumers. Delivery, billing, and purchasing expenses are shared. It is as true a coop as I have ever come into contact with.
Happy to sign my real name,
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anorganic farmer that does not change the fact that your comments are false.
Jenny Kalinowsk: Me needing to bone up? Ha! Our farm has been courted by Penns Corner and several other Western PA co-ops. I'm more familiar with them than you'll ever be.
Hey CityPaper, It would be great if your articles were formatted to show the summary when posted to social media sites. I want to share this article but it's just a generic citypaper link when posted. That's a bummer and pretty easy to fix in your coding. Please fix it so your cool stuff is easier for others to know about elsewhere.
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